Admissions

Admissions

St. Joseph’s Primary School has an admissions limit of 25 pupils per year group from Reception to Year 6.  St. Joseph’s Primary School prides itself in being very inclusive school and we are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure any the school can meet any needs appropriately.

Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council.  As a Voluntary Aided School our admissions policy differs from the LA Policy and can be found here.  

Link to LA Admissions   http://www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions  

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Education Needs) follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school.  Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school.  You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs.  The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.

Key Policies

All of our school policies can be found on the website but the most important ones for parents of children with SEND are listed below:

  • SEND Policy
  • Equality Policy, Statement and Objectives
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Medical Needs policy

View our School Policies section to view or download the above policies. These policies are available from the school office.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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